Sanford 1Sanford is a city located in Seminole County, Florida, of which it is the county seat. Home to over 56,000 residents, Sanford is a relatively important inland port city in Florida, and a part of the Orlando metropolitan area. Orlando sits maybe 20-30 miles south of Sanford. Sanford today is known for its tourism and retail, with the downtown core of the city given over to retail and other shops designed to get people to spend money (of course, every American city today is heavily based on retail). Historically, Sanford has served as a port and a major gateway to Florida in general, what with its location on the shores of Lake Monroe, which in turn connects via various lakes and waterways to the Atlantic Ocean. Sanford is not a major port in Florida but it does see enough traffic to support various shipping-related industries.

Basic Facts About Sanford

  • Current population: 56,000
  • Current mayor: Jeff Triplett
  • Total area: 26.5 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Seminole County
  • Founded in: 1877 (incorporated)
  • Zip codes: 32771, 32773
  • Area codes: 321, 407

Auto Transport Tips to Sanford

Sanford sits between Orlando, to the southwest, and Daytona Beach, to the northeast. Daytona Beach is a not-too-popular auto transport destination that’s located along one of the most popular routes in the industry, Interstate 95. This makes it easier for auto shippers to get into and out of Daytona, of course, but what’s nice is that Interstate 4 – the interstate that Sanford sits and that leads down to Orlando and, eventually, Tampa – connects with I-95 just south of Daytona Beach, making it even easier for carriers to get to and from Sanford.

Orlando is one of the largest cities in the state of Florida and a popular auto shipping destination for customers, which in turn piques the interest of drivers who service Florida, and gives them incentive to run routes to Sanford. This is great news for you, because it generally means there will be lower prices and faster pickup times if you’re shipping to Sanford. This, of course, depends on where you’re shipping from; some places in the U.S. are just harder to get to and from than others, but Sanford as a delivery location does make things a lot easier.

You might be able to save some money by shipping to Daytona Beach or even Orlando, depending on where you’re coming from. Helping shave some time and miles off a shipment can help to lower the price and make it more enticing for carriers to actually want to move, so keep that in mind. If you’re concerned with your timeframe or your budget, you should talk to an auto transport representative. We have our own standing by that you can call at 800-930-7417, but your best bet will be to fill out our free form; if you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour from reputable and dependable carriers. They can give you quotes and answer your questions right over the phone if you call them, and there will be contact information with every quote you receive.

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